The “Big O” brings all genders together during sex week

“Orgasms for people with penises are like spotting a black squirrel on campus: they’re everywhere,” said Lindsay Fram, professional sex educator from Sex Discussed Here! 

“But orgasms for people with vaginas aren’t the same — they aren’t as often seen.”

Oscar Ritchie Hall was full of laughs and smiles from students of all genders eager to learn about female anatomy and orgasms at the “I Heart Female Orgasm” event on Tuesday night.

Fram and Marshall Miller, professional sex educators from Sex Discussed Here! spoke at the event and talked about female anatomy, the different types of female orgasms, facts and myths about female orgasms and tips to make yourself or people of all genders orgasm.

The discussion opened with a story from Fram about her journey through childhood sexuality and what inspired her to be become a sex educator. She knew she wanted to be a sex educator when she was five years old and shared her experiences with masturbation at a young age, which got the audience engaged. 

Students laughed and listened as the speakers asked questions like, “What have you heard about female orgasms?” and, “What did you hear about masturbation growing up?”

The audience responded with statements like, “I heard only 11 percent of females can have an orgasm,” or, “Someone told me females don’t masturbate.”

After going through the audience’s questions, the speakers used a diagram of the clitoris and described the different parts of it, which was freshman middle childhood education major Julia Tomins’ favorite part.

“I liked when the sex educators were going in-depth with the clitoris,” Tomins said. “Like what it is, where it is and the overall anatomy of it.”

Artist Traynum, freshman engineering technology major, attended the event with his two friends and thinks it’s beneficial for men to go to events like these.

“The event was informational and taught me many new things,” he said. “I definitely learned things that I can use in the future.”

Even though the event was targeted towards females, the speakers made everyone feel included.

“I liked how they made the event for everyone regardless of how someone identifies, what their genitals are or what they look like,” Tomins said. “It was a very non-judgmental, making it an event where everyone can learn.”

Amy Grecol, freshman engineering technology major, said she liked the style of teaching the sex educators used.

“They made the discussion really funny and engaging,” she said. “They also acknowledged that this is not what they teach in high school during sex education and that it’s important to learn.”

The event was chosen to be part of sex week by Alice Fermaintt, director of programming for Kent Interhall Council and organizer of the event, because she think’s it’s important for students to learn about anatomy and the different types of sex, as not all sex is penetrative. 

“I remember when I had health class in middle school and high school; they never taught us about where the clitoris or labia minora are, yet we’re taught all parts of the male reproductive system,” Fermaintt said. “I wanted to do something right and educate everyone, regardless of gender or sexuality, about female anatomy and sex.”

For more information on Sex Week and a list of the week’s events, go to the Kent Interhall Website.

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